Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Fraser Comes Home

By Annika Bhananker, Isabel Funk and Ellie Gottesman Today, the Mercer Island School District presented the Pathfinder Award to author Caroline Fraser, an MIHS alumni who was recognized for excelling in her field and winning a Pulitzer Prize for her recent biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, “Prairie Fires.” Fraser was accompanied by three other recipients: Blake Nordstrom, who received the award posthumously, Erik Nordstrom and … Continue reading Pulitzer Prize Winner Caroline Fraser Comes Home

Hear Our Voices: Students and Teachers On Recent Anti-Semitic Incident

Compiled by Isabel Funk and Annie Poole


In the wake of recent anti-Semitic events in the Mercer Island community, The MIHS Islander reached out to students and teachers to gain a deeper understanding of how these incidents affected MIHS and the community. While each individual had their own perspective, the common thread throughout was a call for unity, not divisiveness; love, not hate; and education, not ignorance.

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With Pride: Drum Major Reflects on Rose Parade Experience

By Spencer Klein


Hello. Before I begin, I’d like to mention that I don’t like to brag. I’m bad at it, but because of the nature of this article and pressure from my editor, this piece involves a lot of it. So stick with me — there’s a message. You just have to endure the flex of the century.

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